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New Delhi : In its effort to make Namami Gange programme a mass movement with the involvement of more and more voluntary organisations,  National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, signed an MoU with Rotary India in New Delhi on March 2,2017.

The MoU shall remain in force for two years.The MoU was signed by Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga, UP Singh, and Vice Chairman of Rotary India PT Prabhakar, according to a PIB release.

Rotary India will support clean Ganga mission through their ‘WASH in Schools’ programem in various schools. The programme includes the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the targeted government schools and sensitizing all the stakeholders including school children, teachers, school management and communities etc. on practicing positive health behaviour for improving awareness on sanitation. This will be achieved through an integrated learning environment and enabling children to serve as agents of change for their siblings and communities at large, according to a PIB release. Rotary India has planned to undertake WASH in Schools programme in 20,000 government schools.

It may be recalled that Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has been advocating the involvement of voluntary organization and NGOs in the Namami Gange programme to make it a mass movement. The MoU will pave the way for integrating the theme of Ganga Rejuvenation with Rotary’s programem of WASH which is to be undertaken in government schools and communities located along the river Ganga in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Nadia District of West Bengal and other states where Rotary has a strong presence. 

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